US Coffee Company Looks to Source Beans from Burma
30 January 2014
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a company based in the US state of Vermont, is considering sourcing some of its beans from Burma, reports USA Today. Rick Peyser, the company’s director of social advocacy, visited small and large coffee plantations in the country recently, including two large estates owned by Tint Soe Lin, a businessman who also owns a commercial bakery in Rangoon employing 300 people. “In terms of selling something distinctive and unique we’ve never experienced before, I’m not tasting that, but in terms of coffee that can hold its own against other coffees from better known origins in South America, it’s there,” said Lindsey Bolger, the company’s vice president of coffee sourcing.